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The air conditioning unit in your vehicle operates similarly to a refrigerator. Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit is designed to move heat from the inside of your car to outside of it.

Your vehicle’s air conditioning unit has six major components:

  • The refrigerant carries heat. In modern cars, refrigerant is a substance called R-134a. Older cars’ refrigerant is called r-12 freon, which is more expensive and difficult to find than R-134a.
  • The compressor circulates and compresses refrigerant within the vehicle’s cooling system.
  • Your vehicle’s condenser changes the refrigerant from gas to liquid and expels heat from the car.
  • The expansion valve (sometimes called the orifice tube) is a nozzle that simultaneously drops the pressure of the refrigerant liquid, meter its flow and atomize it.
  • Your vehicle’s evaporator transfers heat to the refrigerant from the air blown across it, cooling your car.

The receiver or dryer filters your vehicle’s refrigerant and oil, removing moisture and other contaminants from them.

When you start your vehicle’s air conditioning system, the compressor works by putting the refrigerant under pressure, sending it to the condensing coils, which are generally in front of your vehicle’s radiator. The condenser expels hot air outside the car, cooling the air within the vehicle. When this happens, the refrigerant is cooled, and it changes from a gas to a liquid, which then passes through the expansion valve and to the evaporator.

Once the evaporator receives the liquid-state refrigerant, it loses pressure and cools the remaining liquid. The vehicle’s blower moves air across the evaporator and into the vehicle’s interior. If you keep your air conditioning unit turned on, the refrigerant goes through this cycle continuously.

If any of these components is damaged, it can turn your cool car into a furnace during the summer months. Your vehicle’s air conditioning issue could be as simple as topping off refrigerant to replacing a valve. When your air conditioning unit is not working as it should, bring your vehicle to Lake Orion Master Radiator & Auto Service. One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all lines, the evaporator, and the compressor for leaks and wear.

Cool cost-effective air conditioning repair!

Don’t suffer those sweltering summer days inside a car that feels like a furnace. You deserve to be able to travel in comfort whether it’s 60 degrees outside, or 106. When you need your car’s air conditioning repaired at a price that won’t break your budget, it’s time to give us a call!

Affordable AC repairs at their best!

You’ll be cool as a cucumber after you’ve let our specialists take care of all your automotive air conditioning woes. Whether you need something simple like a basic recharge or need us to use dye to locate and repair leaks, we will take care of it all!

Full AC services available!

AC diagnostics
AC repair
Leak repair
Compressor repair
Condenser
Evaporators
AC recharge

Keep Your Cool!


Don’t settle for broken or insufficient AC in your vehicle. Our specialists can take care of any problem in your car’s air conditioning, no matter how small or big.

We will help you travel cool and comfortable, even during the hottest summer days!

You deserve to travel in cool comfort. So come see our AC specialists before that big summer road trip!

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